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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Aug 27, 2009 9:37pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

oh TT, seems like there's often a 'blame first'...

my #1 priority is keeping data safe. so anything that is risking damage to our enormous archive takes priority.

we get a lot of people who aren't reporting accurately or confused about what they say and so it takes time to sort out reports, anecodes, etc.

lastly, it's not like i had a list of 3-10 known bugs that i sat on and laughed at struggling people while saying nothing. you think i want to take a lot of guff in forums or elsewhere? 8-)

no there were suspected unreproducible issues and vague reports so i suspected various issues and bugs were there but needed to find help identifying the problem(s) and then trying to fix/workaround.

the "non-port 80 blocking" was the most extensive fix yet with an entire overhaul of all the communication/flow.

anyway, we're doing what we can as we can.

think of us like a library in your hometown. understaffed, overrun, underfunded, but still trying to do everything they can to keep the patrons as happy as they possibly can. it's really like that here, honest.

you'd be surprised to know how few tech coders there are here...
-t


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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 28, 2009 1:12am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

one minute was all it takes to post a warning that you thought there might be trouble with the new Flash, I do know you work unpaid, you are busy, but you are NOT unique, ARE YOU?

So, one minute to post a warning or message.

I am now thinking, that the truth is, you HAD NOT though about telling people anything, hoping it would be resolved before anybody got badly affected.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Aug 28, 2009 10:07am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

and for the record so you don't have something else to hammer me on

i *am* a paid member of the archive staff.
(i have been here 5 years this "stint" (did another job for 4 years in the middle) and was here for 4 years prior to that)

--"pooh"

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 28, 2009 9:30pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

That makes you close to 135-years old, Tracey

I hope they pay you well enough, in perks, unlimited downloads of the stock in trade

Peter

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 28, 2009 1:12am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

one minute was all it takes to post a warning that you thought there might be trouble with the new Flash, I do know you work unpaid, you are busy, but you are NOT unique, ARE YOU?

So, one minute to post a warning or message.

I am now thinking, that the truth is, you HAD NOT though about telling people anything, hoping it would be resolved before anybody got badly affected.

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 28, 2009 1:18am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

sorry for the double up, but seems the forums need the attention of Tracy's skills now

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 28, 2009 1:23am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

By the way, I have noticed my library being understaffed, maybe its because they show respect to their patrons.

The other thing is Pooh, I went polite and used your first name once I noticed it, I have been signing off as Peter, yet al the respect you show is to use TT.

Yes, I have noticed there is a shortage of Tech Coders, so I am sadden that all the Archive could get was YOU.

More than once Gerry offered his help, he is immensely more experienced than you.

As i said, it takes just ONE minute to post a notice about issues on the Archive.

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 28, 2009 1:29am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

correction, I have NOT noticed my library being unstaffed

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Aug 28, 2009 10:01am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

Peter,
sorry about using tt -- i was typing a quick response before bed and remembered your handle was Time Traveler but wasn't 100% sure that i was right to recall you had signed "Peter" in prior posts.

-tracey

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 28, 2009 9:32pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

You are forgiven Tracy.

I admit I am glad you fixed everything that broke when you went FLASH

Peter

Ps, is it all fixed? Takes just one minute to post and tell us, so how about a "Status of IA" notice?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Aug 28, 2009 9:43pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

Peter,

As far as I know, there are no known bugs or issues from my end.
I *did* just push a small suggested change to make it more obvious
not to press the "sample" [share] button (and that instead we mean
to press the [share] button in the upper right corner (near the login)).

other than that, that's it from my end.

(of course, I'm sure that there are some browser/OS combos out there
that could be having troubles by the very nature of javascript -- but
every place I have looked to re-solicit info/reports, etc. I haven't heard
any bugs/issues since checking in the last few days)

(the last major bug was another person had issues that he and i worked through which ultimately proved to be due to his work blocking non-80 ports to the internets).

--tracey, 136 years old now ;-)

This post was modified by tracey pooh on 2009-08-29 04:43:10

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 28, 2009 9:50pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

Dear Tracey, 136 years old now and counting,

We at least agree about your age too.

Have a great weekend

Peter, 150 and counting down